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Flying with your instrument

It’s difficult for musicians to travel with their instruments on major US airlines. How do you go about it? Here’s a list that will help you plan for your next tour or gig when flying: 

Before booking your ticket…

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Artists Are Society's Leaders

Musicians and artists are society's leaders because they're able to show what's going on in the world.  The events that we've been going through in recent months feels like we may be losing all hope around us. But, with the…

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Looking at the bigger picture

There are times when I'll be having a bad day and am in bit of  funk...

Vibrato is inconsistent, intonation is suffering, the whole 9 yards..! 

The reality is that those days are going to happen.  You're going…

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Taking Risks In Music

We're taught at an early age to make everything perfect in the practice room; every single articulation, every fingering you write in your sheet music, etc. I can tell you that this is something I think about often and it…

What's on my music stand?

Recently I've been caught up in a lot of projects. I want keep you all in the loop and what I've been working on.
 
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Classical music continues to keep its relevance

You've probably heard it before, "classical music is dying". 

I respectfully disagree. 

Classical music has thrived in the past decade and continues to thrive thanks to the perks of living in the 21st century. Having access to music is no…
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Why Music Always Wins

There were two moments in my adolescence where I had to make difficult decisions with music. My mother enrolled me at the Chicago Suzuki School at a very young age and enjoyed it as a child. At age 7, I…